Oceanic Consulting Group strengthens senior team with three hires

06 April 2023 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Sydney-based Oceanic Consulting Group has strengthened its senior team with three new professionals.

Now in its fifth year of business, Oceanic Consulting Group advises banks, stockbrokers and super funds on topics such as capital markets, risk management, review & remediation, compliance & regulatory, and human capital.

In recent weeks, the consulting firm has bolstered the team with two new directors (Simon Smyth and Danielle Radford) and a principle (Melissa Ellery). “As we continue to grow, we are very excited to have Simon, Danielle and Melissa join our team and support our clients with an ever growing suite of matters,” said James Dickson, managing director at Oceanic Consulting Group.

Oceanic Consulting Group strengthens senior team with three hires

Simon Smyth has over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, working with organisations of all sizes, from start-up and national champions to global financial institutions.

His expertise includes wholesale broking services, retail and corporate banking, wealth and asset management, trade finance, risk management services, and digital transformation, among others. “Simon will support our continued growth, with a particular focus on supporting our financial services and stockbroking clients,” said Dickson.

Joining the firm from KPMG, Danielle Radford brings experience in consulting and the banking sector, having previously served Commonwealth Bank and Lloyds Banking Group.

Radford specialises in the design and delivery of remediation programs, spanning the insurance and banking segments. She also has extensive experience with financial crime matters, such as anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing.

Melissa Ellery is a transformation consultant with over 15 years of experience in program management focused on property and workplace transformations. She guides clients through the full life cycle, from workplace strategy through to organisational requirements and change management.

Ellery, who has a background in workplace strategy and space utilisation, has over the past years helped several organisations redefine their workplaces, including transitions to hybrid work settings.

The addition of the trio lifts Oceanic Consulting Group’s headcount to around 25 people.